UPDATED: Monday 11th May 2020
At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance. We will provide care for those parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response and those from vulnerable groups if required. The message is still that it is safer to stay at home.
We have not received any information to support us with this new plan to start the phased reopening of some year groups, which will take place from 1st June, if the current ‘R’ rate remains manageable. We expect we will receive further information from the DFE shortly, hopefully with some clarification.
We will need clear guidance to plan how it is possible to social distance in schools and keep our children, staff and families safe; how we might start to phase groups of children returning and what this looks like. Please be assured there is no way we will reopen until we are 100% prepared.